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Checking In with Michelle Williams

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On CHECKING IN, Michelle Williams and her friends let it all out as they reveal their intimate experiences with depression, anxiety and their mental health journeys. Hosted by Michelle, these celebrity interviews will also offer skills on how to manage mental health hardships and even offer coping strategies for emotional well-being.

12 Episodes
It’s a family affair on this episode of Checking In! Michelle gives you a glimpse of her everyday conversations with her singing sister, Kelly Rowland. They talk about Kelly’s new EP, the key to having a healthy relationship, and investing in yourself. CHECK IN to this episode for a subtle reminder to take a leap of faith and put the work into making your own dreams come true! To keep up with Kelly Rowland, visit  Follow Kelly on Instagram and Twitter: @kellyrowland
For the final week of Black History Month, Michelle talks to Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. They discuss the work and legacy of her parents, growing up under tremendous influence, the state of our society and self care in the midst of it all. This episode reminds you to CHECK IN on what you are doing for your community! For more on Ilyasah Shabazz, visit Follow Ilyasah on Instagram and Twitter: @ilyasahshabazz
Michelle and DeVon have a much needed conversation about relationships that will be valuable to singles and couples! They dive into understanding men in relationships, the consequences of getting in the way of your lover’s dreams and purpose, the significance of tone when communicating with your partner, and celibacy. CHECK IN to this episode to make sure you keep honor and respect in your romantic relationships! Find DeVon Franklin on Instagram! To pre-order DeVon’s book “Live Free: Exceed Your Highest Expectations”, visit
Ask and you shall receive! You wanted a continuation of Michelle’s original conversation with Dr. Dharius Daniels and it’s here just in time for Valentine’s Day! Single Ladies: Dr. Daniels is giving insight on a certain kind of man that’s out there who can treat you right. You just have to go get ‘em! Michelle and Dr. Daniels also lean in on how we allow past relationships to affect our current situations and the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship. CHECK IN to this episode to get some gems about being a better partner!  For more information about Dr. Dharius Daniels, visit
Checking In w/ Lecrae

Checking In w/ Lecrae


Michelle and Lecrae talk about Lecrae’s experience of battling mental illness as a black, Christian man in the limelight, surviving a suicide attempt and being honest about how you truly feel. This episode reminds you to CHECK IN on your willingness to be vulnerable. It’s okay to say you’re not okay! Visit the following links to join Lecrae on his mission to supporting those who are overlooked:
Michelle and Brittany take the familial feel of Checking In to the next level! Brittany is a licensed counselor, a certified trauma practitioner, and she’s also Michelle’s first cousin who helped her get back on her feet. Together they explore the stigmas surrounding therapy in the black community and get real about mental health while still bringing laughter and love. CHECK IN to this episode for a complimentary mediation session! Find Brittany on Instagram! Interested in learning more about Brittany as a therapist?
Michelle and Bakari Sellers try to bring a little peace to politics with this conversation. They discuss the relationship between mental health and politics, white supremacy in America and Donald Trump’s impeachment. This episode will remind you to CHECK IN on what you’re doing to contribute to change and hopefully, put you at ease as we prepare to usher in a new administration.  To continue following Bakari Sellers’ journey, click here.
Michelle and June Ambrose discuss choosing happiness, the brighter side of being stuck at home during the pandemic, “styleology”, and recognizing style as an art. Fashion is so much deeper than what you have on! CHECK IN to this episode for some great tips on not just how to look good, but how to feel good, too. Stay connected with June Ambrose on Instagram!
Michelle and Dr. Dharius Daniels do a complete breakdown of the nature of relationships and the importance of reciprocity. Dr. Daniels also debunks the myth that the pandemic ruins relationships. If you’re looking for balance in a friendship, a business partnership or a romantic relationship, you’ll definitely want to CHECK IN to this episode!  For more information about Dr. Dharius Daniels, visit
Michelle and Sarah Jakes Roberts dig deep into being a woman in today’s society and mastering how to “have it all.” They also discuss the church’s role in mental health. The conversation moves Michelle to open up about the importance of having supportive friends like Sarah, reminding us to CHECK IN with our “strong friends” and making sure we all get the help we need.  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Contact Info:  800-273-8255 Find a Therapist:
Checking In w/ Dr. Oz

Checking In w/ Dr. Oz


In Michelle’s inaugural episode of Checking In with Michelle Williams, Michelle opens up about her personal experience during the pandemic and shares encouraging words for you to get through your own experience. Dr. Oz joins in to discuss holistic healing, the effects of the pandemic on mental health and racial disparity in health care. Michelle and Dr. Oz remind us to CHECK IN with ourselves, our loved ones and our doctors.  This content was recorded shortly before the passing of Michelle’s amazing father. We dedicate this episode to the memory of Dennis Williams. May he rest in peace.
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I'm so Glad i subscribed! this is a pod i didn't know i needed ❤

Jan 20th
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